NZ: IDDY Award
Getting back up to speed after a great holiday can be a painful experience. One nugget, though old news by now, made my day.
Liberty Alliance has chosen the New Zealand Government as one of its winners of the 2007 IDDY Awards in the new emerging application / proof-of-concept category. Getting international recognition for the work we’re doing is a huge boost, particularly as it was for our future direction rather than what’s being currently implemented:
“The New Zealand Government is developing a user centric framework to better utilize the Internet to meet strategic eGovernment transformation goals, enabling every citizen and participating organization to use the authoritative data held about them online and in real-time, rather than having to repeatedly submit the same information across government systems.”
More detailed information about “GOAAMS” is available in Liberty’s press release which has this good description of the user benefits:
“GOAAMS offers citizens the convenience of being able to request and control the sending of authoritative information as well as quicker and more consistent government services and entitlement decisions within a secure and privacy-respecting framework.”